Stuttgart from a bird’s-eye view:
Welcome to the TV Tower
Since 1956, Stuttgart’s most prominent landmark, the world’s first TV Tower, has continued to wow visitors. Panoramic views over Baden-Wuerttemberg’s capital, architectural pioneering and culinary highlights: the needle-like concrete structure measuring 217 metres is an unparalleled destination.
Stuttgart Television Tower is well worth a visit for various reasons. Besides the unique view over Stuttgart and its surroundings, visitors can learn interesting facts about the tower’s construction history, architecture and engineering during the ‘Overview’ tour.
“Particularly exciting is the descent to the tower’s deepest secret: its foundations, ”press officer Claudia Hamann says. “The ‘After-Work’ tour, booked online, takes place every second Wednesday evening. Group tours are available in German and English and can be arranged upon request.”
At the ‘early birds’ event, visitors can admire the breathtaking sunrise from above, even before the tower opens to the public.
The culinary side is taken care of by the Panorama Café. Gin and wine tastings, a ‘Romantic Dinner for Two’ or the popular Sunday lunch for the whole family promise to indulge the palate.
The TV Tower is easily reached from the central train station and it’s also a superb venue for outstanding corporate events or family occasions. There’s certainly no better way to stage an unforgettable event than 144 metres above the ground.
TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE The best view of the state capital and its region from a height of 150 metres. Photo: © SWR Media Services GmbH / Martin Sigmund